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Mr. Matthews from Memphis TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPad For Learning

My students need an iPad Mini for interactive learning opportunities that will engage their minds and benefit their opportunities with technology in the classroom.

  • $444 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Gandhi once said, "be the change you want to see in the world." For my students, this seems like an almost impossible challenge. I strive for all of my students to take this quote and apply it to their lives. My students are from a low SES community. There is very little technology in their homes.

The community in which I teach is not the best environment for growing leaders.

I often remind students that they can do anything they want, no matter what environment they come from. I am asked all the time for chances to work with technology. My students do not have computers at home, much less the internet. This proves to be extremely challenging for the hours they are in school, for me to introduce and provide opportunities for students to use technology. I only have 2 working classroom computers and 19 students.

My Project

Providing my class with an iPad Mini would benefit these future leaders. They would become aware and well-researched of the outside world, and would also be provided with hands-on activities and learning opportunities provided by the idea and usefulness of an iPad in the classroom.

When it comes down to it, we are so engulfed with technology that we cannot even fathom what it would be like to not have our daily-used technologies.

Now, imagine how students must feel who have no computer at home and not a whole lot of opportunities to use a computer at school must feel. This project with your help will change all of that, one step at a time!

Mr. Matthews
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 1 $329.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.52

Total project goal

$443.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.46

4 Donors

-$217.32

Donations toward project cost

-$188.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.85

match offer

-$221.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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